Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

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by daniel_reetz
02 Jul 2020, 16:29
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: Nice Archivist build post at the r/datahoarder subreddit
Replies: 5
Views: 4139

Re: Nice Archivist build post at the r/datahoarder subreddit

I personally do the same as camwow - I try to match the camera to what I see with my eyes. There are many different ways to capture books - many different intentions - but for me a copy of the book as-i-found-it, or as-i-marked-it-up - that's the digital book I want.
by daniel_reetz
24 Jun 2020, 23:44
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: My scan manual [Spanish]
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

Re: My scan manual [Spanish]

Wow. Extensive and very thoughtful, with lots of great illustrations. Thank you.
by daniel_reetz
24 Jun 2020, 23:42
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Creating a Digital Library
Replies: 12
Views: 7080

Re: Creating a Digital Library

Right. Very interesting, John. At the end of the day "The Cloud" just means "somebody else's computer". I don't trust the cloud at all. Companies and services come and go. And who knows what happens to all those computers that somebody else once owned? In the olden days, when I was young ;) we ran o...
by daniel_reetz
21 Jun 2020, 10:18
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Creating a Digital Library
Replies: 12
Views: 7080

Re: Creating a Digital Library

What worries me is storage, reliability, and accessibility of the electronic copy. There's a notion in the digitizing community: LOCKSS ("Lots of copies keeps stuff safe"). Libraries like John's are precious and should definitely be backed up in several places. I know mine will be backed up on the ...
by daniel_reetz
21 Jun 2020, 10:16
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Creating a Digital Library
Replies: 12
Views: 7080

Re: Creating a Digital Library

Thus, what this post describes is the equipment and processes used to transform the book media, without the controls of the publishers, in a way which fits my personal use. If digital book ownership was the same as physical book ownership this transformation would not be required. Perfectly said. Q...
by daniel_reetz
20 Jun 2020, 15:32
Forum: "Destructive" Scanning
Topic: Creating a Digital Library
Replies: 12
Views: 7080

Re: Creating a Digital Library

John, thank you so much for this update and for sharing this insightful and impressive work. Might be a slightly sensitive question for some, but I see in your original post that you discard some or all of the books after debinding and scanning. Two questions: *Did you proceed this way and are you h...
by daniel_reetz
19 Jun 2020, 10:35
Forum: Tutorials/How-To's
Topic: My scan manual [Spanish]
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

Re: My scan manual [Spanish]

Noitaenola, would you consider compiling a PDF to get people engaged? I would like to read/see your manual but compiling tex is a high barrier for some.
by daniel_reetz
19 Jun 2020, 10:33
Forum: Cameras and Electronics
Topic: Huawei P20/P30/P40 (Pro)
Replies: 3
Views: 2226

Re: Huawei P20/P30/P40 (Pro)

Konos, is that your video? Cool stuff.
by daniel_reetz
19 Jun 2020, 10:31
Forum: Lighting
Topic: US source for Lenticular material
Replies: 2
Views: 2299

Re: US source for Lenticular material

The snap system are a good substitute. For the record, the lens pitch used on the Archivist was 10LPI (lines per inch) and the lenses are the cylindrical type where the focal plane is the back surface of the lenticular.
by daniel_reetz
19 Jun 2020, 10:26
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: a small story for my scanner
Replies: 61
Views: 44177

Re: a small story for my scanner

I have always wanted a thing like this, but with even more "reach". Does it stay up pretty well?